Aadhaar Cards

  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle June 10, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • Withdraw orders making Aadhaar mandatory for any service: SC to Centre March 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed the Government of India to withdraw all orders, which make the Aadhaar card mandatory for availing any service. The court has also directed the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) not to share any information pertaining to an Aadhaar card holder with any...
  • Not afraid of Nilekani, Aadhaar a national threat: BJP's Ananth Kumar March 12, 2014

    Bangalore: Days after the Congress pitched Infosys co-founder and Aadhaar founder Nandan Nilekani against Bharatiya Janata Party's five time MP Ananth Kumar from the Bangalore South constituency, the latter has said that he faces no threat from the technocrat-turned-politician. While targeting Nilekani, Kumar also called the Aadhaar card a national...
  • 576 million Aadhaar cards issued February 19, 2014

    New Delhi: A total of 576.16 million Aadhaar cards have been issued till January 31, with Maharashtra topping the list with 82.99 million beneficiaries, the government informed the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Andhra Pradesh (79.06 million) and Tamil Nadu (44.33 million) were placed in the second and third spots, Minister of...
  • World's oldest living man residing in Korba? February 19, 2014

    A man from Chhattisgarh's Korba district has claimed he is 117 years old, which makes him the oldest person alive in the world. Premsai Patel, a native of Tilhapatai village under Kartala block, has claimed he was born on May 11, 1896 and his age is 117 years and 8...
  • SC begins final hearing on constitutional validity of Aadhaar February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday began the final hearing on the petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar card with those opposing the mega project saying it was not backed by any statute and compromises with national security. Further, a three-judge bench headed by Justice BS Chauhan was also...
  • UIADI moves Supreme Court on aadhaar card October 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has joined government and PSU oil firms against the Supreme Court order making Aadhaar card not mandatory for availing social benefits saying, its directive has 'very serious implications' in implementation of welfare schemes. The UIDAI also contended that its order dated September 23,...
  • Centre moves SC for modification of earlier order on Aadhaar card October 4, 2013

    The Centre on Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking modification of an earlier order which said Aadhaar card is not mandatory and no person should be deprived of any government schemes for want it. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam said that the plea of the Centre would be...
  • Aadhaar cards cannot be made mandatory for gas connections: SC September 23, 2013

    New Delhi: In a major setback for the Centre, the Supreme Court has ruled that the Aadhar numbers/cards being prepared by the Unique Identification Authority (UIDAI) can't be the sole proof for the government's various schemes. The SC issued the order after hearing a Public Interest Petition (PIL) seeking to...
  • Instant Aadhaar-linked ID verification for mobile connections September 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Government is likely to finalise norms by the end of this year that will enable instant identity verification using Aadhaar card biometrics data for getting a new mobile connection. Retailers will take the impression of customers' fingers to match it online with that of...
  • Aadhaar card valid proof for opening bank account: Finance Ministry August 21, 2013

    Aadhaar card is a valid proof for opening a bank account under the know your customer (KYC) norms, government said on Wednesday. "Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has notified that the Aadhaar Card is a valid proof for opening of a bank account under the Know Your Customer (KYC) scheme," Finance...
  • Lack of Aadhaar ID should not become an alibi of exclusion: Ramesh May 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Amid concerns that sticking to Aadhaar criteria could deprive many people especially in remote areas of benefits of UPA's ambitious cash transfer scheme, Union Minster Jairam Ramesh cautioned against a situation when Aadhaar becomes "an instrument of exclusion" on Friday. "Unfortunately many of the beneficiaries of government programmes...
  • Montek mentions his lost Aadhaar card, gets one in one hour May 25, 2013

    New Delhi: A casual mention of a lost Aadhaar card in public saw government machinery go on an overdrive and its holder got a duplicate card in less than an hour. And the beneficiary of this efficiency - an issue over which government departments often faced criticism - was none...
  • LPG subsidy directly in bank accounts from October 1 April 28, 2013

    New Delhi: The government plans to provide subsidy to 14 crore LPG subscribers directly in their bank accounts from October 1, using the Aadhaar payment platform. The government, official sources said, has decided to launch "Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) for LPG throughout the country tentatively from October 1". ...
  • Aadhaar card enrolment 99 per cent in Chandigarh April 18, 2013

    Chandigarh: The enrolment for Aadhaar card has touched 99 per cent and 88.6 per cent in Union Territory of Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh respectively. The enrolment figure under the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) scheme in Punjab and Haryana is 62.9 per cent and 30.1 per cent respectively so...
  • Aadhaar cards will now bear date of birth of holder April 9, 2013

    Nagpur: Aadhaar cards will henceforth bear date of birth of the holder, facilitating people to avail benefits of several government and non-governmental schemes which require age validation. Till now, only year of birth was mentioned in the card, but now, it has been agreed in-principle to insert the date of...
  • UIDAI chief Nandan Nilekani attends NAC meet on Direct Benefit Transfer March 1, 2013

    The Direct Benefit Transfer initiative of the government came in for discussion and scrutiny in Sonia Gandhi led National Advisory Council on February 26. Mr Nandan Nilekani, Chairperson of UIDAI, sought to assure members that Aadhaar will not become a tool for exclusion. After the meeting Aruna Roy, one of...
  • Over 8000 eunuchs received Aadhaar numbers in 2012 February 25, 2013

    New Delhi: 8,805 eunuchs living across the country were issued Aadhaar numbers in 2012 by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Only 96 Aadhaar numbers were issued to eunuchs in 2010. The figure rose to 12,554 in 2011, the UIDAI said in reply to an RTI query. Over ten crore...
  • Implementation of direct cash transfer scheme slow in WB February 8, 2013

    Kolkata: The direct cash transfer scheme is being implemented at a very slow pace in West Bengal. It is a huge cause of concern. Many of those who queue up outside biometry camps in Hooghly don't understand why they need another card to formalise their citizenship nor what the buzz...
  • Maharashtra: Direct cash transfer gets a slow start February 7, 2013

    Mumbai: The ambitious game changer of the UPA-II, the Aadhaar linked direct cash transfer has had a very slow start in Maharasthra, owing to the low penetration of the Aadhaar card itself in the state. Officials in the state feel the start of direct cash transfer is ensuring that more...
  • Direct cash transfer scheme in Ajmer leaves people confused February 6, 2013

    Ajmer: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi launched the Aadhaar-based direct benefits transfer scheme in Ajmer months back. Over a month since its implementation, the supposed game changer of the UPA-II has little to boast about. College student Ajay Kumar, who scored 68 per cent marks in...
  • Kerala: Students happy with direct cash transfer scheme February 5, 2013

    Wayanad: UPA-II's game changer direct cash transfer scheme is all set to go big across the country. CNN-IBN is taking a look at how its implementation is affecting lives. In the backward districts of Kerala, students are benefitting from it in the form of scholarships, but the tribals there are...
  • Aadhaar is a number not an ID card, says Montek February 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Seeking to set at rest controversy over Aadhaar, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Saturday said UID is a number and not an identity card. "The Aadhaar is actually a number, linked to that number is a biometric record which is centrally stored. The (Aadhaar) number...
  • Aadhar card may be linked with train ticket booking January 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Railways is planning linking of train tickets with Aadhaar cards to tackle the menace of touts in bookings. "We are exploring the possibility of linking Aadhaar system with issuing of train tickets and if this happens, the tout menace will be effectively curbed in ticketing system," Railway Minister...
  • UIDAI data centre to come up at Manesar January 7, 2013

    Chandigarh: Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is setting up its data centre at Manesar in Haryana and this captive 'Green Data Centre' would be built as per global standards. While stating this on Sunday, an official spokesman said that this data centre would be one of the biggest data...
  • Aadhaar card mandatory for accessing Delhi govt services January 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Aadhaar card was made mandatory from Monday for accessing various services provided by Delhi government like marriage registration, property registration and issuance of domicile ceritificate. "Aadhaar card has been made compulsory from today for accessing government services," a top official said. The Revenue Department on Sunday issued...
  • Direct cash transfer in 20 districts from today January 1, 2013

    New Delhi: UPA's much hyped scheme of direct cash transfer of subsidy to bank accounts of beneficiaries begins on Tuesday across 20 districts of the country with Finance Minister P Chidambaram describing the move as a "game-changer". The programme, will cover a select 26 schemes like educational scholarship for SC/ST and...
  • Direct cash transfer in 20 districts from today January 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The government's ambitious scheme of direct cash transfer of subsidy to bank accounts of beneficiaries begins on Tuesday across 20 districts of the country with Finance Minister P Chidambaram describing the move as a "game changer". Talking to media persons along with Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari, Chidambaram...
  • Direct Cash Transfer scheme not a complex project: PC December 25, 2012

    Puducherry: Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said the Direct Cash Transfer (DCT) scheme to the targeted sections of people "will be a simple and error-free" arrangement with the utilisation of technology. Addressing officials of Puducherry government and various banks at a meeting organised by state level Bankers Committee...
  • Direct cash transfer tough to execute: Oil Secy December 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Weeks ahead of roll out of the direct cash subsidy transfer scheme, the Petroleum Ministry on Tuesday said the plan will not be easy to implement because of the low base of people with the unique identity Aadhaar cards. The government has identified 51 districts for the roll...